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News: Thursday, Mar. 4

Susquehanna River (Source: Envision the Susquehanna)

Susquehanna River (Source: Envision the Susquehanna)
Susquehanna River (Source: Envision the Susquehanna)


Law enforcement agencies call for Gov. Wolf to prioritize them for vaccines: Now that teachers are in line to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, law enforcement are wondering when it will be their turn, given their front-line duties. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. being taken to court over blocking plastic bag bans: Philadelphia and three other suburban municipalities in Pennsylvania sued the state Wednesday, claiming legislators abused their power in overturning local bag bans and bag taxes. (Source: AP) Some of that plastic litter can turn into microplastics, which have recently been found in 53 bodies of water in Pennsylvania, including the Susquehanna River. (Source: CBS 21)

School District of Lancaster approves assessment testing: In a board meeting on Tuesday, the district authorized students to take the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests, despite not having in-person instruction for most of the year. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Senate to debate $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Thursday amid tight security. (Source: UPI) House Democrats pass sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition (Source: AP) Four states have rolled back Covid-19 mask regulations. (Source: USA Today) Europe begins formal review of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: Reuters) U.S. road deaths increased in 2020 despite major decline in traffic. (Source: UPI)